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    Question Why So Many 10.1 (6 so far) which is best ?

    I got confused at first (and stayed that way)

    I was delighted to hear that Samsung was releasing their new 10.1 Galaxy Tab named the 10.1v, (or P7100) here in Australia before the US, UK or the rest of Europe.

    So does that mean there is another model ? -

    Oh yeah, the US is getting the 10.1 (not 10.1 v)

    Actually the USA is due to get 4 models (at least) the 10.1 wifi only and the 10.1 3G / Wifi .

    Sounds simple..

    Then there was the Google i/o 2011 this week and eBay was flooded with the tablets Google gave away on day 1. Better still they were offering what they called the Google i/o GT special edition or GT P7510

    In this model there are some differences, it is bigger and lighter than the 10.1V so it is the 10.1 , but there is no SD card slot , so it is just like the 10.1 but with no SD card slot (Like the 10.1V)

    The story goes that the 10.1V was well out the door prior to the Apple iPad being announced, Samsung went back and ‘improved’ on the 10.1V and now has the 10.1. which is lighter than the 10.1V and Apple iPad.

    But it has some compromises as well.


    So when I was trying to decide which version to review/buy/get the decision was easy after all there wouldn’t be much difference surely (sorry I called you surely)

    Here's how I call it...

    Lightest – Well the 10.1 is the lightest, biggest and thinnest compared to the 10.1V. - Winner 10.1
    Best Video Quality (playback) - the 10.1V - Winner 10.1V
    Best Camera – 10.1 has a 3MP camera and the 10.1V has an 8MP camera and 1080p vs 720 on the 10.1 -Winner 10.1V
    Best Looking – well the 10.1GT with the white android back is a limited edition - Winner 10.1G
    Best Memory/ Storage – 10.1 has a microSD card the 10.1V and 10.1G do not – Winner 10.1
    Best Phone Reception – only the 10.1V and 10.1 3G have sims – Tie 10.1 3G and 10.1 V
    Longest battery life – battery in 10.1V is 6860 mAh in 10.1 6800 mAh - Winner 10.1V*
    * needs to be verified if bigger battery = longest life.

    One thought is that Samsung will try to sell out of the 10.1V as soon as possible and then introduce the thinner 10.1 in parts of the world that got the 10.1V

    But is the lighter, bigger 10.1 better, I don’t think so.

    What do you think ?.
    Oh the other models announced today are the new black/white/4g models, in at least 2 different sizes
    A last funny thing is many of the reviews out there are on the 10.1v (thinking it was a 10.1) or an 10.1G thinking it was a 10.1 (they complain about no SD card) .. just a bit confusing
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    More importantly though:

    10.1v Has an unlockable bootloader, locked from the factory but easily unlockable via fastboot oem unlock
    10.1G Has ships with the bootloader unlocked and has a recovery image which allows for flashing images - right out of the box
    10.1 / 8.9 - Remains to be seen but probably same as the 10.1v
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    is there any difference between 10.1 and 10.1v for phone call then?
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    For me, lighter and thinner is a big thing. I returned my XOOM because I want a thinner/lighter tablet.
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    Phil hinted on the podcast tonight that this is the android tablet we have been waiting for.

    I sold my Xoom in anticipation of this tab. The Xoom screen just killed it for me.
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    To the OP, you don't sound confused at all, but you sure as s@#t confused me. But good job.
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    i got confused when i finish reading it but good job

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